This is an UNOFFICIAL resource page for the Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT) or Anthropological Association of the Philippines. For detailed information on UGAT, please visit the official website at http://www.ugat.org.ph/.
The content of the blog page come mainly from email correspondence I've received from various anthropology eGroup postings. Please feel free to post comments should there be suggestions and clarifications in relation to the posts I've made to the blog. I hope this would be of help in our continued documentation of UGAT Inc.
We are inviting everyone to attend the 8th Dish Unity Series entitled - 'Pag-uugat ng UGAT' - more recollections, UGAT photos and publications over the last 30 years and preview of video 'Sweet Parangal ng UGAT' for Israel Cabanilla on 28 June 2008 - 3pm at Prof. Maria Mangahas' house (P5 Velasquez St. Sunrise Cottage UP Campus, Diliman).
Bring a dish!
"Dish-Unity Gatherings" are held in UP Diliman, and participated in by UGAT members and UP Anthropology Alumni. Many of the participants are applying Anthropological knowledge and concepts in diverse fields including art, education, theater and broadcasting, and are interested to discuss the value of Anthropology for the public.
UGNAYANG PANG-AGHAMTAO, INC. (UGAT) Anthropological Association of the Philippines
30th Annual Conference “PERFORMING HERITAGE” 23-25 October 2008, City of San Fernando, Pampanga Sponsor: Philippine Social Science Council
Heritage is a contested socio-cultural category because what constitutes it depends on the ways by which positioned actors and institutions would mobilize its meaningful values in such realms as identity politics, commodification of culture as resource, and biocultural diversity advocacies. Hence, heritage, as a vital site of cultural production, consumption and transformation, has permeated our views on cultural similitude and difference, and necessarily implicates issues of authenticity, appropriation, conservation, preservation and so forth. As a subject matter, it has increasingly become a site for transdisciplinal inquiries by practitioners and scholars in the social sciences and the humanities. In all these, perspectives drawing on theories of culture, power, temporality, space, agency and structure get mobilized, resulting in often competing understandings of heritage as a human invention entangled in subjectivities, structures and processes, at local, national, regional and global scales.
With the theme, “Performing Heritage,” UGAT invites panel and paper proposals for the 2008 Annual Conference. Papers and panels are expected to problematize the various modes of performing Filipino heritage (e.g. in festivals, cinema, cyberspace, museums and other spectacles) in (trans-)national settings. Suggested areas include (but are not limited to):
Heritage in theatre, film and the media
Tourism and representation
Heritage and eco-tourism
The revival/(re-)invention of fiestas and traditions
Place marketing through heritage
State, heritage and spectacle
Intersections of archaeology and heritage studies
Aesthetics and politics of dance competitions in festivals
Institutionalization of heritage conservation
The language of heritage and the heritage of language
Heritage and the transformation of landscapes
Preservation of intangible heritage
Disaster and heritage restoration and management
History as heritage
Guidelines for ABSTRACTS
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.
Authors must indicate the sub-theme their paper may fall under.
Submissions should include the author’s name, institutional affiliation and contact information (mailing address, telephone no., mobile phone no., e-mail address). For students, please indicate your intent to join the Student Paper Competition.
Sapin-saping Alaala ng mga taga-UGAT at UP Anthro Alumni
Usapang Anthro atbp..
Ang blog na ito ay bukas para sa lahat ng miyembro at naging bahagi ng UGAT - maging sa mga UP Anthro Alumni. Hinihikayat namin kayong habiin ang kasaysayan ng ating organisyon at ang pang-akademikong institusyong minsang naging bahagi ng ating buhay. Ibahagi ninyo ang inyong kaalama at sama-sama nating pagtani-tagniin at tahiin ang ating kasaysayan.